- Mar 10, 2021
My husband had this blood test taken under stressful conditions from a spinal compression fracture, that originally happened from a golf swing. He thought it was just a pulled muscle and went about his business in pain, hoping for it to heal. When it didn't after two months he went to a highly touted back surgeon, who has 5 clinics, and he did 2 x-rays and said his back looked healthy and that there was no cancer. Five weeks later my husband drives himself to the hospital in pain to find that he had two back fractures. A blood test was sent out to Mayo Clinic and was labeled "Smouldering Myeloma" by somebody at the clinic or hospital, I don't know, but the Oncologist at the hospital says he has Myeloma. There has been so many conflicting opinions and dropping the ball with his health, with every twist and turn, this last couple of months, and so much pressure from doctors wanting his business, suggesting a bone marrow transplant, stem cell and gene therapies, before ever meeting him or doing a biopsy. He had a blood test and urine analysis done two weeks earlier at Urgent Care owned by the same hospital with elevated proteins showing up in his urine, which they diagnosed as kidney stones, which was confirmed to be true at the hospital. Can any person on this forum tell anything for certain from his blood test without further testing and a third opinion?